Assistant Director/ Programmes Manager
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/PROGRAMMES MANAGER
An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen at Corban Estate Arts Centre (CEAC) for the position of Assistant Director. This is an entirely new role that will both work alongside and report to the current CEAC Director.
The new Assistant Director will need to be aligned with CEAC’s strategic direction, and responsible for several direct reports (and contractors) coordinating key arts programmes and activities including: exhibitions, a gallery shop, schools’ education and public events; along with the marketing and communications team who promote these activities. The education programme offered to the general public, will be directly managed by the Assistant Director.
The successful applicant will need to have proven leadership skills, be an excellent communicator, be able to demonstrate their experience in relationship management along with competent business acumen, and proven financial and staff management experience.
If you have the background we are seeking and are motivated to lead in a stimulating and varied arts environment, refer to the Position Description below. To understand more about us, visit our website: www.ceac.org.nz. You may also request a copy of the Position Description is sent to you by contacting Becky Fitzpatrick, email@example.com . You can also call (09)838 4455 ext.200 to speak to Becky if you require further information.
To be considered for this position, applications must include a current CV and a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience match the requirements of the position. Applications sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close: Thursday 14 November 2019.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/PROGRAMMES MANAGER
PURPOSE: To assist the CEAC Director to lead the organisation to meet its goals and priorities as established with the Waitakere Arts & Cultural Development Board (WACDT); maintain alignment with the organisation’s culture, values and way of doing things; and manage key areas of CEAC’s operations, enhancing CEAC’s performance and reputation in all areas of its activities.
REPORTING: The Assistant Director assists and reports directly to the CEAC Director who is answerable to the board of the Waitakere Arts and Cultural Development Trust (WACDT).
DIRECT REPORTS: Exhibitions Manager, Schools Education Coordinator (and Team), Arts Administrator/Gallery Shop Coordinator, Design and Marketing Manager, Event Coordinators (contracted).
Strategic Awareness: Contribute to and assist the Director to initiate and implement the strategic initiatives prioritised by the CEAC Director and WACDT Board.
Leadership & Management: Lead and manage direct reports responsible for CEAC’s key arts programmes, to meet the organisation’s strategic direction, goals and objectives, together with key targets agreed with Auckland Council. This includes operational oversight of:-
- Exhibitions and associated public programmes: Ensuring these reflect CEAC’s exhibitions policy including its emphasis on cultural diversity
- Education (Schools Arts Programme): Ensuring the programme achieves its objectives according to its agreed principles, and maintains its reputation as a high quality arts education provider.
- Events: Maintain oversight of CEAC’s established event programme (eg. Kids Arts Festival, Word Up!), managing staff and/or contractors responsible for event delivery as required.
Deputise for the CEAC Director at times, as required.
Manage Public Education: Directly manage CEAC’s public art classes and workshops for children, youth and adults throughout the year, as well as the annual Summer School. This includes sound judgement regarding themes and content of educational opportunities offered, engaging tutors for classes and workshops, and appropriate pricing of courses, supported by an Arts Administrator.
Marketing: Based on a thorough understanding of CEAC’s marketing and communications principles and guidelines, oversee the marketing team and ensure CEAC employs sound, innovative and effective marketing strategies suited to its varied audiences, while enhancing CEAC’s engagement and brand.
Relationship Management: Initiate, develop and sustain productive relationships with key partners and stakeholders to deliver CEAC’s programme; including Auckland Council, other arts and educational organisations, tutors and arts practitioners, and partner organisations who contribute to CEAC’s arts programme delivery.
Team Culture: Continue to build cooperative and sustainable teams, to maximise staff expertise and performance, mindful to develop an organisational culture that motivates staff and reflects the organisation’s values and principles.
HR Management: Manage staff and contribute to staff recruitment reflecting best practice HR strategies, aligned with CEAC’s established policies. Mentor/coach direct reports. Assume overall responsibility
for HR Matters i.e. the performance reviews and recruitment of direct reports and their staff.
Financial Management: Participate in the creation of CEAC’s annual budget, maintain oversight of income and expenditure, and contribute to CEAC’s monthly financial reporting process to the Board.
Funding: Take responsibility for clear and well-articulated funding applications and follow-up reporting particularly for activities within the Assistant Director’s areas of direct management.
In collaboration with the CEAC Director, maintain oversight of operations managed by direct reports.
- Actual vs Budget
- Achievement of Annual Plan Objectives
- User Satisfaction
- Staff, contractors (including tutors)
- Stakeholders, partners
Strategic Approach: Proven responsibility for strategic thinking and evidence of making strategic contributions in an organisation.
Leadership: Proven leadership skills, experience leading teams, balanced with the willingness to take direction.
Relationships/Partnering/Collaboration: Strong relationship skills and competent networker with external parties, also reflected in teamwork within the organisation.
Communication: Demonstrable high level communication skills, articulate in written and oral communications; including highly developed listening skills. Familiarity with presentation skills is an advantage.
Diversity: Understanding of the rich and diverse arts environment, from community levels to professional practitioners, and proven ability to employ different approaches across this broad sector.
Business Acumen: Demonstrable experience in negotiation and decision-making based on sound judgement.
Staff Management: Proven experience in managing staff teams, to get the best out of each individual, based on sound HR principles.
Financial Management: Proven experience managing budgets including budget setting, monitoring income and expenditure and financial reporting.
Funding: Experience with making successful grant applications and reporting on these, is a definite advantage.